Talib Kweli & Madlib

Stones Throw
Reviewed by: A.J. Henriques
Reviewed on: 2007-01-16

Posted 01/16/2007 - 10:32:23 AM by GavinM:
 I'll beg to differ on the "one great rapper + one great producer = one great album" equation, although I agree that most rap albums are a chore to sit through. The last few years, most of my favorite hip hop albums are mixtapes, so maybe we could amend that to "Every talented MC needs to settle down with a talented DJ" - hey, that's what they used to do! And plenty of great producers were DJs, although that is less frequently the case. As for Nas + DJ Premier... they should have tried this years ago. Primo's best days (which weren't as great as I remembered them, honestly) are behind him; Nas will just end up sounding out of touch as usual.